This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten through all nine song collections. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments.
The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience, and any caregiver - parents, nanny, grandparents - can bring the child(ren) to class. During the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters, classes meet once a week for 9, 10, or 11 weeks. During the summer, classes meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Rhythm Kids® Level 1
For preschoolers who are ready to take their next music step. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play instruments and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they make up their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs and even take a drum solo! Parents are encouraged to stay in this class (and they might enjoy the drumming themselves!). Drums will provided for the class each week but if you'd like your child to have a drum to play with at home (and then continue to use in Level 2 classes), please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together Families.
Rhythm Kids® Level 2
An exciting drumming, music and movement class for children ages 6 - 8. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm by learning multicultural drumming patterns, developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments, learning music-reading readiness, exploring movement and dance while singing songs and by playing fun, music-based games! As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. Consider this the beginning step of instrument study! Students should have their own hand drum or djembe for use at home and for use in class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay and play or drop-off.
Canta y Baila Conmigo®
A unique parent-child curriculum for children ages birth-six, with dual complementary goals of music education and Spanish-language immersion. CyBC creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the musical experience. Families come for the language and stay for the music!
Each semester features a song collection which authentically represents a wide variety of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures. Families receive a music download code, a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English language supplement.
Ages 4-8. During each weekly, high-energy class, kids have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming to rhythms and tunes inspired by musical traditions around the world. Their specially trained teacher leads group and individual activities that get students up and moving as they learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct. Bonus: The music and movement activities naturally support several key developmental areas, including executive function, emerging math skills, and leadership. By the end of the semester, they'll be proud to show off all the new skills they've mastered!